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Old 10-23-2021, 12:25 AM
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Default Question on stock markings on newly arrived FG

I finally received my two FG M1's and am happy with both.
One of them is a 1940's vintage 5 digit serial number... 756xx, I am guessing that this low of number is desirable, or so it seems in some of the gun ads.

Ok, this thing has a stock that has no cartouche on it at all. No crossed cannons, no CMP imprint, no nothing on the left side of the stock near the receiver. There are no numbers or anything on the inside of the stock at all.
What it does have is on the side of the stock on the left hand side, about 2 inches forward of the butt plate are sizeable letters BA and a number 9 right below the BA and centered.

This rifle has a 11-50 SA barrel on it, so it's been overhauled at least once. Any idea where this stock is from?

Oh, it also has the P inside of a circle on the flat oval portion of the stock just below the pistol grip. There is a single letter O with nothing around it that is stamped into the area of the pistol grip where your fingers would wrap around it during firing... back from the trigger guard.

This appears to be walnut wood, but I could be wrong. Any insights appreciated.

Brad
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Old 10-23-2021, 02:01 AM
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I bet a few pictures would be helpful,And the guys would chime in pretty quickly,Everyone loves to see pics of nice rifles on here and sounds like you have a couple beautys.
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Old 10-23-2021, 04:09 AM
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Sounds like a Benicia Arsenal rebuild likely around the time of your barrel date.
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Old 10-23-2021, 10:29 AM
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MLD,
That sounds like a very good explanation of the markings. I would take it that the extra letter O might just be a rebuild mark from the arsenal then.
I have never seen a Benicia Arsenal rifle posted or talked about in my wanderings around the board. Just checked out the Wikipedia article on the installation and found it interesting. So, it may be that my rifle was lounging around in the California sun for awhile... maybe learning to surf? Thanks for the great insight!

Ok, I'll try this and hope it works. First time trying Imgur so please be kind if it blows up!

https://imgur.com/a/BEyWvPH

Forgot to mention, this first series of images is of the 1943 SA. Barrel 2 ME 2

Will try to get the 5 digit 1940 SA with the Benicia stock put up in the next couple days.
Sorry that I didn't put it up first as it was the subject of the post. I had the 1943 all set to go for pictures.
Thanks to Ma Deuce for suggesting Imgur.
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Old 10-23-2021, 08:43 PM
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Wow, congrats on getting a great rifle. What op rod came on it? That looks like walnut to me.
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Old 10-23-2021, 10:13 PM
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Sounds like it has a lot of cartouches for a stock with no cartouches.. ��
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Old 10-23-2021, 10:57 PM
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Very nice! Looks much better than some Service Grades recently posted.
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Old 10-23-2021, 10:58 PM
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"I need to figure out how to post pics on this site. I don't have an account with a photo hosting site yet."
Here's how to create an album of pictures on Imgur and then copy the album link so you can post that on the forum and folks can open the album link and scroll through all pictures without have to open and close individual pictures.

1) Register & sign in to Imgur free

20 Click on “New post”

2) Drag images/photos where it tells you to drop them (there is an option to rearrange them if desired. Drag images where desired & click “Done arranging”

3) Add Title and click “Embed post” on menu

4) Then click on “Share”

5) A blue screen will come up with a link & option to click on “copy”.

6) Then copy that link & paste in your ad.

7) Then preview & correct ad text as necessary & click on “submit”
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Old 10-23-2021, 11:21 PM
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Jwitten,
Sorry for the confusion. The rifle that is the object of this post has not been set up with photos yet. This one is it's companion that I received at the same time. I had this one set up with photos and since an earlier poster said people would like to see the rifles I recieved, I just ran with what I had at the moment. The mystery stock on the 1940 will be posted shortly. Sorry, I should have posted pics first for the rifle under question. Getting old here!
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Old 10-24-2021, 07:32 AM
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Very nice! Looks much better than some Service Grades recently posted.
This.
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